Solid trade was witnessed at the Cheltenham Festival Sale held in the winner’s enclosure. The evening concluded with an aggregate of £2,195,000, a median of £115,000 and an average of £146,333.
The highlight of the evening came from Donnchadh Doyle’s Killer Kane (Lot 21). The Oscar five year-old made an impressive winning debut at Ballycahane. The half-brother to impressive Supreme Novice hurdle winner Go Native was sold for £300,000 to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock
Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock and Colin Tizzard were also responsible for the next two highest priced lots of the evening. Colin Bowe’s Amarillo Sky (Lot 15), a four year-old by Westerner, ran out an impressive winner of his four year-old maiden at Borris House on debut and was knocked down for £280,000.
Shirocco’s Dream (Lot 6) ran a cracker on debut when beaten two lengths by subsequent bumper winner Rose Of Arcadia. She followed this up with an impressive win on her next start at Borris House at the beginning of March in a competitive five-year-old maiden. Ross Doyle and Colin Tizzard who secured Rose Of Arcadia at the December Sale clearly rate the form and swooped to secure the daughter of Shirocco for £260,000.